Jeff Jacobs, head coach, second season
Jeff Jacobs enters his second season at the helm of the Larks women’s basketball program. Jacobs recorded a 303-117 coaching record at St. Bernard High School, Eureka, Calif., including more than 200 wins with the girls basketball program. He holds a bachelor of arts in journalism from Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. Following his time in coaching, Jacobs served as an executive in the Boys and Girls Club, first in California and later in the Wichita area. Jacobs is active as a deacon at Magdalen Catholic Church, Wichita.
Kelsey Jacobs, assistant coach, second season
Certified Mental Strength Coach
With more than 100 career wins, Kelsey Jacobs is the winningest Wichita State Shocker women’s basketball player of all time (2010-15). In her five years of collegiate basketball at WSU, she won three regular season Missouri Valley Conference championships along with three Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championships. This led to three NCAA tournament appearances, where Kelsey competed at the highest level of collegiate competition. On an individual level, she earned the following honors: WSU Basketball Team Captain (2014-15), Capitol One CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 Team (2015), I-AAA NACDA Scholar-Athlete (2015), Shocker Winter Classic All-Tournament Team (2015), MVC Leadership & Service Award (2014), MVC Scholar-Athlete Team (2014), AD Honor Roll (7 semesters), Dean’s List (4 semesters). Kelsey is third all time in blocked shots, and in the top 10 in steals and assists. Academically, she earned a bachelor’s in exercise science and also attained a master’s degree in sport management.
Rachel Miller, assistant coach, second season
Hesston College alumna Rachel Miller played two years for the Larks where she is 10th all time in free throw percentage. She earned her associate degree in nursing from Hesston and her bachelor of science in nursing from Tabor College. Rachel works as an emergency department nurse in Newton.